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in russia. siberia's move to emergency shelters as more than 100 people lose their lives -- siberia inspect -- siberians move to emergency shelters. do not ever lose hope for peace -- that is the message from the pope this christmas. >> pope benedict delivered his twice yearly address from the balcony of st. peter's basilica today. the pontiff touched on political themes as well, calling for peace in syria and appealing to italians to embrace the spirit of cooperation in upcoming elections. >> tens of thousands of people showed up in st. peter's square to hear benedict's message, and millions to and in worldwide. >> tens of thousands of people turned out to hear the pope's christmas message. the square erupted in applause as the pontiff stepped out to address the crowd. he revisited one of the themes of his christmas eve message -- the wish for peace in the middle east. turning and i to syria, he called for an end to the conflict -- turning an eye to syria. the pope appealed to those responsible to stop the bloodshed and slaughter of innocent people. he called for dialogue in order to find
in foreign languages or when the family friend, francis daniel was appointed ambassador, minister to russia, our first minister to russia, he couldn't speak french at the time french was not the language of international diplomacy. there's always the language spoken in the russian court. francis couldn't speak french. young john quincy could and asked john could he take john quincy adams within two st. petersburg as secretary of litigation is 16 years of age. john quincy adams goes up two st. petersburg and spends the europe they are. in the wintertime, it was too cold to really venture out. so john quincy adams on his son had the sensational appetite for learning. on his own he studied it lame history of england, six volumes of edward gibbons, decline and fall of the roman empire. adam smith's two volume work on the wealth of nations, great economic word. he kept studying latin. he read the latin poets in cicero and avenue. he read the english poet. he had this insatiable appetite for learning. at 16 i was still studying uncle wiggly. but i read it in latin because i went to heal instead o
eight inches of snow piled up overnight. this is triggered by warm air from central russia. people along the west coast can expect plenty of snow and wind again and plenty of low temperatures, but these kids aren't really minding that and having a lot of fun here. let's pull back and show you we do see a low pressure system that is going to be developing and moving across this country, so that will be intensifying the wintry pressure pattern on top of what we have already been seeing. about 5:40 a.m., we have identified 198 centimetres, that's about two metres height in yawata prefecture, and the bad news is it's going to be continuing. about 18 centimetres will be found in the next 24 hours. about 50 centimetres will be piling up as well. in kyoto, about 126 kilometres per hour is expected and the waves will pick up about 6 metres high on the coastal region. then the pacific side will be remaining very dry, so watch out for that very dry air. high pressure will be dominating the crane peninsula and much of that china, and it's going to be very cold. frigid arctic air will be pulling in,
. this is russia, where temperatures have fallen 15 degrees below average. in siberia, temperatures as much as -50 degrees celsius. over 80 people have died there. moscow expects temperatures to reach zero degrees celsius this coming thursday. you are watching "bbc world news." still to come, cutting christmas down to size. we will find out how it is changing china. is the season to engage in psychological warfare. and least, that is the accusation being made by north korea against its neighbors to the south, and it has to do with a christmas tree just west of seoul, korea, and the problem is that can be seen miles away in north korea. the north has threatened to the south with retaliation but has not said how exactly. children in one town have been given their christmas presents by elephant at their school. they enjoy the festivities. it is a regular feature of the town, but it was canceled because of flooding. now, when would you need an ax to go swimming? well, here is one example. this is north of the capital of berlin. they were breaking up the ice and then taking a dip. you are watching "bbc
of defense, 60% of those eligible were deemed unfit for military sfers. russia's military stands at around a million. >> the problem is very, very serious. many officers were fired. at the same time, new junior officers didn't appear. the result, the problem of discipline within still exists. >> nikolai faces up to two years in jail for dodging the draft, for avoiding a year in an army that wants more men according to defense experts needs serious reform and must stop the violence within. >> freezing temperatures have killed 85 people in ukraine. temperatures have plunged to as low as minus 20 degrees celsius. the government set up heater tents and thousand s of emergency shelters for the homeless. the cold snap is expected to improve. 150 flood warnings are now in place across scotland, england and wales. christmas celebrations in the philippines are muted this year. typhoon bopha killed more than 1,000 people and devastated many communities. >> a somber moment for the people. typhoon bopha killed more than 150 lives here and left virtually nothing in its wake. the only sizable building s
to egypt, russia? the way you get somebody else to come in and argue for the same things that you are arguing for. >> sure. melissa: what could we do on an international stage? >> so far on the international stage there is only two countries still supporting the assad regime in the international institutions like the u.n. for example. one is russia and second is china. you have iran but iran is considered an outlaw on the international system today. so these are the countries that are still supporting syria and it's time for the russians to basically come clean about their support to a regime that is getting ready to use chemical weapons against its own people. syria is breaking down. syria is not libya. syria is the middle of the levant. if syria breaks down it will spill over into jordan. it will spill over into iraq. it will spill over into lebanon. all these places are powder kegs waiting to explode. the russians have the responsibility to sit down with the international community and explain why they are still supporting this regime that is willing to use, it seems, chemical
completely. what is on the agenda? some minor bill like exporting bill relating to a wheat deal with russia and some conservative republican senator from the midwest introduced an amendment that would limit the president's power and kennedy people are just prepared to let it go through. not johnson. he says i want that bill stopped. his exact words are i want that bill merger. he doesn't want it just defeated. he wants to defeated by enough to show congress there's a new president now and you can't treat him the same way you were -- you can't treat me the way you were treating him. he stays on and calls in his vote counter and they don't even know, they tell him they have a certain number of votes but johnson is the greatest vote counter. he counts the votes and realizes they don't. all night he stays on the telephone making calls to senators and the bill is murdered. johnson writes in his memoirs at that moment, the power of the federal government began flowing back to the white house. and it did. one of the things this book, "the passage of power," is about, really, is about how lyndon jo
in the island and moved over to japan, russia, india, and is making his way up the east side of africa. melissa: you do not see any weather problems later tonight into tomorrow? >> no weather problems at all. we are tracking him. we have a call center open here. we are tracking him. people talking to our staff here we are taking tens of thousands of calls. it is a good day so far. melissa: captain davis, thank you for taking timout to talk with us. >> thank you. merry christmas. melissa: let's take a look at the market headlines. investor showing little cheer on christmas eve. fiscal cliff walls dominated today's shortened trading session. fiscal cliff deadlocked given another jolt to the so-called fear index. it has been a tough year for yobbo shareholders. they upgraded its target to $26 a share. yahoo! shares up more than 1.5%. it is the last day, actually, we have several hours left to run to the mall to get gifts. maybe you are a bargain shopper waiting to get a good deal. braving the christmas crowd at the glendale galleria in glendale, california. how packed is the mall? >> i have to tel
and russia and the leadership and their motives, but sometimes it was just to talk about how to organize his day. clinton would run through his way dey with nixon, this is when i'm waking up, eating, organizi organizing, is this how you did it? who else can you talk to about that? >> the book is "the presidents club." >> a great, great club. >> thank you to doris and john as well. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again.
christmas tree in the kremlin. it's the biggest in russia. designers decorated it using a patriotic theme mixing the colors of the russian flag, red, white, and blue. and finally, syria. in a country now engaged in civil war these peaceful christmas scenes stand in stark contrast. true spirit of christmas, peace, joy, somehow in the middle of the chaos syrians taking a few precious moments to remember. well, we all know the song even if we don't know all the words. 12 days of christmas except of course 5 golden rings we know. this christmas those rings, everything else on the list there, a lot more expensive making the 12 days of christmas a very expensive tradition especially in these struggling times. richard qwest from london is adding up the tab. >> reporter: so you've decided to be very traditional in your christmas presents this year. and you're going to buy the 12 days of christmas. you know, all the items that are in the song well pnc bank has worked out how much it will cost and it is 5% more expensive this year than last year. and this is why. let's start with the partridge in a
more people than religious faiths. i can only assume you were talking about soviet russia and nazi germany. were these regimes possible because of the uniformity? if that is the case, how did the myriad number of protestant denominations in the united states provide a unique defense against tyranny? >> i would not say -- i was not referring to just the soviet union and nazi germany. communist china killed far more of those two tyrannies combined, with no christian heritage to speak of. there are serious scholars that makes serious arguments that there is something and luther's temperament that was germanic. he was no democrat. the more, the merrier. religious factions or alternative sources of social authority. what you want is a society in which the state does not monopolized social authority. >> you talked extensively about religion in the united states contributing to [inaudible] there is one particular force that think they can inflict their views on this country. they insist said it was the intention of the founding fathers to create a christian equivalent of iran, which i do
is what is going to happen in russia. what will happen with some of the opposition which has been cracked down upon recently? also opposing the serious challenge of what is unfortunately increasing rule of led mayor putin. i am looking at a couple things right now and then i'd know when to give -- right now. i do not want to give a jump to other journalists. host: we have shown you the front page of "the daily beast" web site. guest: arianna from germantown, philadelphia, thank you very much for watching. host: coming up, we are going to have a look at the political year of 2012. we will be right back. ♪ guest: the taping system was top secret. the only people who knew for certain where my father, his secretary, and the secret service agent who installed it until president nixon made the idea of the white house taping famous and infamous. [applause] other systems were revealed to abandon the concept of secret taping can seem problematic. it is beyond a doubt that this is a unique and invaluable resource. on these tapes, history unfolds in the most dramatic possible way. >> caroline kenn
delivers internet service for many websites. >>> russia's biggest christmas tree on display in the kremlin's cathedral square in moscow. they decorated the tree with a patriotic theme symbolizing the russian flag. many russians are eastern orthodox christians and celebrate christmas on jeanne 7 january 7th. >>> and nothing says christmas like a tree. jeanne moos explain. >> reporter: maybe if this homeowner had measured better his christmas tree wouldn't have burst through the roof. >> that's crazy. >> reporter: what's crazy is how crazy everyone is about this christmas tree stunt that really doesn't stump anyone for more than a few seconds. >> we bought a 14 foot tree and i cut the top, six either the of it off. >> and put it on to a plywood platform on the roof and artfully, arranged shingles around it. it's funny your house is sort of proof that the price of trees has gone through the roof. >> [ laughter ] reporter sooirlt architect, patri patrick kruger has always been a fan of the movie "christmas vacation" where the main character is obsessed with a perfect tree. >> there it is. >> t
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the violence that's going on there. even russia has been a bit hands off. what could we do? >> well, you know, first of all, iran's fingerprints are all over syria. i think that is undeniable. they continue to help the syrians crack down on this insurrection and they, the iranians have blood on their hands. they are responsible in large part for the 44,000 people killed in syria over the last almost two years. but the big issue to my mind is the nuclear program. that is what threatens not only us but the israelis, all of these gulf countries that expressed concern in recent days and for that right now we really have to double down on sanctions. it is the last-ditch effort that we have. it is the last tool that we to prevent a conflict and the last thing we want is conflict and so what we're looking at is finding a way to really force the iranians to back down. we hope it can be done financially. if it can't, that's when we have to start consider other measures which will be very controversial. jamie: sanctions, sanctions and more sanctions and i have to explain to folks, that is file video of
killed more people than religious faiths. i can only assume you were talking about soviet russia and nazi germany. were these regimes possible because of the uniformity? if that is the case, how did the myriad number of protestant denominations in the united states provide a unique defense against tyranny? >> i would not say -- i was not referring to just the soviet union and nazi germany. communist china killed a former -- far more of those two tyrannies combined, with no christian heritage to speak of. there are serious scholars that makes serious arguments that there is something and the hirst temperament -- luther's temperament that was germanic. he was no democrat. the more, the merrier. religious factions or alternative sources of social authority. what you want is a society in which the state does not monopolized social authority. >> you talked extensively about religion in the united states contributing to [inaudible] there is one particular force that think they can inflict their views on this country. they insist said it was the intention of the founding fathers to create a chri
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